COVID – the second lockdown and beyond

Hopefully, as you read this, the end of the second lockdown will be in sight. I…

About Pubs

I should firstly make it clear that the following is my personal view of the situation…

News and Views – November 2020

SMALL BREWERIES’ RELIEF SCHEME CAMPAIGN The campaign against the Government’s proposed changes continues. The petition is…

Brewery news – November 2020

Comings and goings: the publication of the Good Beer Guide gives us an opportunity to review…

Trade news – November 2020

FULLER’S NEWS Interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live when London was moved into Tier 2, Simon…

Pubs Code update – November 2020

STAR PUBS AND BARS Having completed her investigation, the Pubs Code Adjudicator, Fiona Dickie, found that…

Book reviews – Nov 2020

BEER BY DESIGN Subtitled The Art of Good Beer Branding, Pete Brown’s latest book takes a…

COVID-19 update – September 2020

SIX AND OUT (OR IN…) To quote Yogi Berra, the famous baseball coach, ‘It ain’t over…

News and views – September 2020

LONDON IS OPEN A large number of chief executives of hospitality industry companies have written to…

Small Brewers’ Duty Relief

You can tell when a story is important; it appears in the back pages (the serious…